Isabel de Saint Malo

Panama |  Former Vice President and Foreign Minister of Panama,


Isabel de Saint Malo was the first female vice president and foreign minister of Panama. She was the alternate ambassador from Panama to the United Nations in New York and worked as the country manager for the UN Development Program for 15 years. She has over 20 years’ experience in consulting, development, and implementation of public policies in Latin America.

For her contributions to national consensus over two decades, she received the Woman of the Year award (2012), by the Panamanian Business Executives Association. Distinguished by the Harry S. Truman Institute for the Promotion of Peace and later honored by the Council of the Americas with the Bravo Awards 2018.

She has a Degree in International Relations and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration.

De Saint Malo was an event speaker at the Dialogue. 

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